As part of a stationary parade in Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013, PARALLAX is composed of backlit horizontally stacked tubes of different lengths that use light to articulate movement. The tubes are tightly packed apertures, a dot screen controlling the amount of light the viewer can see based on their location.
In the stationary parade, people flow around the float engaging it as they pass by; the movement of the crowd replacing the usual movement of the float. The visual experience changes as spectators move down the length of the float and the light apertures morph in size, creating the illusion of a moving orb of light.An auditory effect occurred where observers had conversations through the tubes from one side of the float to the other. One could hold their ear up to a tube and listen to the murmer of the crowds, or have a one to one conversation with the person directly across from them.
Location Downtown Toronto
Size 53' x 12' x 8.5'
Collaborator Andrew Choptiany
Curator Patrick Macaulay
Lighting and Technical Support Joshua Hund, Joshua Koffman
Status Exhibited at Nuit Blanche 2013 and 2014, as well as the Truck Gallery 2013
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon 2014